Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.28
Liaison Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Jan. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Notre Dame
IN-8: Dining Services Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.50 Geory Kurtzhals
Sr. Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Is at least one on-campus dining hall or food service outlet certified by one or more of the following organizations?:
Yes or No
Food for Life (Food for Life Served Here award) ---
The Food Recovery Network (Food Recovery Verified) ---
The Green Restaurant Association (GRA) (Two Star or higher) Yes
Green Seal (GS-55 Standard for Restaurants and Food Services) ---
Leaders for Environmentally Accountable Foodservice (LEAF) ---
Nordic Swan ---
Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) ---
Sustainable Restaurant Association (Food Made Good, Two Stars or higher) ---
An equivalent third party certification approved by AASHE ---

Approximately what proportion of on-site food service outlets (by location or sales) are third party certified?:
Fewer than 50 percent

A list or brief description of each certified dining hall or food service outlet, including the certification earned:
The Green Restaurant Association recently awarded Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant status. Prior to opening, Garbanzo’s space went through a renovation, allowing for improvements to their sustainability practices through the installation of items such as digital menu boards, energy star appliances, and occupancy sensors, and the use of green materials like zero VOC paint. Items from the former restaurant were utilized where possible; 51 of 69 chairs and 13 of 14 tables were salvaged from the location’s previous restaurant. Behind the scenes, staff use paper products made from 30% post consumer waste and participate in the University’s recycling program. Guests use take out containers made of 90% post consumer recycled paper and enjoy a menu that boasts 22% vegetarian main dishes.

South Dining Hall: https://www.dinegreen.com/g/RES15164
North Dining Hall: https://www.dinegreen.com/g/RES14742
Garbanzo: https://www.dinegreen.com/g/RES14857

Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable dining certification program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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